Ingredients

Pregnancy and Essential Oils and Herbs

Here is a list of herbs I’ve compiled from other sites that suggest herbs to avoid while pregnant Angelica Used as an emmenagogue, meaning used to stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; and menstruation. Common emmenagogues include  mugwort, parsley, chamomile and ginger […]

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil contains a sterol called phytosterol. It is believed that sterols provide a similar benefit to skin that cholesterols do without the negative side effects.  While cholesterol is an important component of the epidermal layer and is a contributor to healthy skin, applying cholesterol […]

Neem and Peelu

Neem and Peelu

Chewing sticks common in India and the Middle East showed good antibacterial properties against common bacteria found in mouth, according to a recent study I found in PubMed.gov.  The study was done in India by the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. The published research […]

Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts

Wikipedia “…the increase in ionic strength prevents some of the temporary skin wrinkling (partial maceration) which is caused by prolonged immersion of extremities in pure water. ….magnesium sulfate can also be absorbed into the skin, reducing inflammation.“ Magnesium sulfates are common minerals in geological environments. […]

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride

Hydrated magnesium chloride can be extracted from brine or sea water. In North America, magnesium chloride is produced primarily from Great Salt Lake brine. There are  many people on the net praising the miracles of magnesium including pain relief, heart health, relaxation, improved brain function […]

Oregano Essential Oil

Components Carvacrol: also found in thyme, pepperwort & wild bergamot.  Carvacol inhibits bacterial strains including e. coli and bacillus cereus. It is low in toxicity and is used as a food additive to prevent bacteria from growing. Thymol Cymene Caryophyllene Pinene Bisabolene Linalool Borneol Geranyl […]

Cinnamon

I used to love sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on my buttered toast. I’d still love it actually but health concerns rule it out as a habit. This seemingly gentle and harmless spice is actually a powerful and potent ingredient deserving respect and common sense. When […]

Bergamot

There are 3 things that grow referred to as “Bergamot” Several herbs of the mint tea family can be called bergamot. A variety from North America, sometimes called Oswega Tea, was used during the boycott of English tea during the American Revolution. A pear called […]

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Strep

Antimicrobial activity of commercially available essential oils against Streptococcus mutans. Chaudhari LK, Jawale BA, Sharma S, Sharma H, Kumar CD, Kulkarni PA. Source Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India. prdnya33@gmail.com Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many essential oils have been advocated for […]

NEEM: Green Gold

NEEM: Green Gold

It is certainly understandable why Neem is referred to as Green Gold and why it is a sacred tree in India cultivated anywhere it will grown.  You will find this tree near almost all Indian familyhomes and growing in a place of honor in the […]